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Editor

Andrew P. Schachat, MDAndrew P. Schachat, MD

Dr. Schachat is currently editor-in-chief of Ophthalmology. He previously served as the secretary for quality of care from 1996 to 2001 and has served on many Academy committees, including the EyeNet editorial advisory board, Bylaws and Rules committee, Outcomes Program committee, and Basic and Clinical Science Course committee.

Dr. Schachat received his medical degree in 1979 at Johns Hopkins University and completed his ophthalmology residency training at the Wilmer Institute at Johns Hopkins, and his retina and oncology fellowship at the Wills Eye hospital in Philadelphia.

In 1984 he was assistant chief of service at Wilmer, and and eventually became the Karl Hagen professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University, where he was also a professor of oncology. He was president of the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons in 2001. He is a former associate editor of the Archives of Ophthalmology and a current editor of two volumes of Ryan’s Retina, fourth edition (2006). Currently, Dr. Schachat is the vice chairman of clinical affairs at the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, and director of clinical research. 

Direct Financial Relationships with Industry

Nothing to disclose.